SRINAGAR: A 9-day Da’wah campaign organised by Islamic Fraternity (IF) – an Islamic organisation working in the field of Da’wah, education and social welfare activities– at famous tourist resorts Sonamarg and Pahalgam concluded here on Thursday evening.
A statement issued here said the programme was organised to “spread a word about Islam” among non-Muslim tourists visiting the famous resorts.
A tent was erected by the organisation at Sonamarg and a canopy at Pahalgam where dozens of volunteers distributed Islamic literature particularly the holy Qur’an in various languages, for the purpose to clear the misconceptions about Islam in the minds of non-Muslims, the statement said.
The programme, it added, was part of a series of campaigns that Islamic Fraternity had started to spread awareness about Islam among non-Muslims and to “break the propaganda created by biased media against Islam across the globe”.
During the campaign at Sonamarg and Pahalgam, hundreds of non-Muslims interacted with Da’ees of Islamic Fraternity, one among whom had been invited from New Delhi to assist the volunteers. Ambulance service was also made available to meet the emergencies.
Meanwhile, Sonamarg Auqaaf and Intizaamiya committee invited Muhammad Aamir, the president of Islamic Fraternity, to deliver the Friday sermon.
Muhammad Aamir in his sermon urged Muslims especially the Ulema (scholars) to unite under the banner of Qur’an and Sunnah.
“The Muslim World is passing through a crucial phase and the need of the hour is to shun the internal differences and stand united like a solid rock to face the challenges confronting the Ummah,” the IF president said.
He appealed the Intizaamiya committee and the common public of Sonamarg to make the Masjid a Da’wah center and an example of unity for the rest of the Valley, the statement said.
The Islamic Fraternity president added that every Muslim must make it a mission to serve Islam through whatever available means and utilise the education and knowledge to “dismantle the propaganda of forces hell bent on defaming Islam”.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Muhammad Aamir, who also heads the Islamic Global School (IGS) at Padshahi Bagh Srinagar, said the organisation will hold more such programmes at other famous tourist spots after the holy month of Ramadhan.
“We will continue our endeavours to spread the message of Islam to many non-Muslims as possible,” Aamir said.